IELTS Test in New Zealand
There are two different versions of the IELTS test.
- General Training module
- Academic module
Before you go ahead and choose which one you would like to do, you need to consider where you are going and what you would like to do.
General Training module:
If you you want to immigrate to New Zealand, the General Training module would be best, as it provides proof of general English language skills. Make sure that when applying for a visa, you consider that certain professions require an academic IELTS. Therefore always clarify beforehand what profession you want to take in the destination country as different visas have different requirements.
Considering to study at a university or vocational education in New Zealand? Than you need the Academic module.
If there are ambiguities, which module is the right one, our consultants are happy to assist and provide advice.
The IELTS Test
The listening and speaking test is the same for both modules. The two modalities differ in the areas of the reading test and the written skills exam. All four part-exams are usually completed in one day and the whole IETLS lasts almost three hours.
In the evaluation of the IELTS, there are neither passed nor passed, but scores from 9 to 0, with 9 being the best score to reach. Depending on what you are applying for in New Zealand, you should first contact a local contact to find out what assessment level you need. Many have different requirements.
Once passed successfully, the result is sent to you after 13 days. Take good care of the certificate, as only one is issued. The IELTS examination centers send up to 5 copies to the respective places where the candidate wishes to apply.
The test can be repeated any number of times if the result is not sufficient.
Certificates are usually not recognised if they are more than 2 years old, therefore you may have to redo the test or prove that you have completed some interim courses for training and to improve the English language skills.